Posted on

The Things We Do For Love

What inspires you? Why do you do what you do?

What moves me to write this blog after a four year absence?

Well for me, It’s LOVE! The Spirit of Love just moves me!

But why and why now?

Then it hit me! THAT thought!

You know the one I’m talking about. The one that comes out of nowhere and hits you like a tonne of bricks in the back of the head … yes that thought, and it is … JUST A THOUGHT.

I got triggered during a conversation re a few scholars’ perceptions about Gibran Khalil Gibran using and deceiving the women in his life. I wonder, if these men realised the implication in that for me as a woman who loves to give and support others on their journey.

Photo taken at LAU Beirut campus during The Third International Conference on Gibran entitled, “Gibran in the 21st Century: Lebanon’s Message to the World” January 2018.
At The Gibran conference, Ms May Rihani, Director of The Gibran Chair for Values and Peace (UMD) reminded us of the major influences in Gibran’s life and works. Mainly: Besharri, East/West, Nature, Tragedy, Women, Philosophers, Artists and The Christ.

First and foremost, one needs to understand the Divine Feminine that loves to nurture and nourish on all levels of existence.
What about the feminine energy that just LOVES!
That does, exists, gives, supports, breathes, eats, drinks, creates, shares just because it IS LOVE.

The women in Gibran’s life were no fools, they weren’t being used or deceived, they were LOVING beings!
Primarily it started with his mother loving and nourishing his talent. Then the other woman built on that foundation.
Just to mention a few – Josephine Peabody, Mary Haskell, Marie El-Khoury and May Ziadah – whom he never met!
Loving his purpose. Loving his passion. Loving his dream.
Loving his vision. Loving his creations. Loving his existence.
Loving his love!
These women were supporting and creating a loving platform for ‘The Prophet’ to be launched into the world. Touching the lives, loving the hearts and dancing with the souls of all who are willing to witness the truth and honour in giving and receiving!

I’ve titled this Photo “Two Portraits and a Lover” taken at The Gibran Museum in Besharri during The Third International Conference on Gibran January 2018.

Sitting between the portraits of the two literary loves of my life: Gibran Khalil Gibran and May Ziadah. What I would have given to have been the soul of the ink that flowed into creating such loving, emotive words between them! The soul that captured the ‘… Sufi yearning and striving towards the “God Self”. The “Blue Flame”, which Gibran used as the symbol of God is man, also became his eternal love for May.’ from Blue Flame The Love Letters of Kahlil Gibran to May Ziadah.

Love, love and more love.

Helen x

Posted on


I went to bed last night under the blanket of a soothing, starry- starry sky! Oh how grateful my tired body was for such a peaceful way to relax into sleep after a very long, tiring and productive day.

Starry Starry Night
Starry night, Geneva, Switzerland | Sunsurfer – 1100 × 619 – Search by image

Continue reading NEW AUTHOR ON THE BLOG